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Wed Sep 23, 2015, 07:06 AM

 

The Progressive Launches New Project to Defend Public Education: Progressive Education Fellows

http://www.progressive.org/news/2015/09/188323/progressive-launches-new-project-defend-public-education-progressive-education

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ANNOUNCING OUR 2015 PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION FELLOWS!

A fundamental struggle for democracy is going on behind the scenes in statehouses around the country, as a handful of wealthy individuals and foundations pour money into efforts to privatize the public schools. The Progressive is launching a new project to help pull back the curtain and reveal what is at stake—to follow the money and expose the privatizers—but also to celebrate the resistance and the hard work of people on the front lines of public education. Our goal is for all parents, teachers, and concerned citizens to understand what is going on and connect with each other to stick up for schools.

The “Progressive Education Fellows,” is an online gathering of twelve prominent, advocates, activists, thinkers, and writers in the progressive education movement. Throughout 2015 we'll be posting submissions from them on all things public education and democracy. Here's the backstory on why we feel this project is needed.

We're kicking things off with this dynamite talk from Jesse Hagopian, straight from the Seattle picket line (read the story here):




Jesse Hagopian's address to Bob Fest 2015 was terrific. Highly recommended for anyone interested in public education in America.

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Wed Sep 23, 2015, 07:59 AM

1. I want to

say thank you to that valedictorian.

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Wed Sep 23, 2015, 08:44 AM

2. Yes, the excerpts Jesse quoted from her speech were magnificent.

 

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